Werner Herzog is my favorite director working today, so to say I’m excited for Queen of the Desert is an understatement. The film is a fictional retelling of the life of Gertrude Bell, who was a badass writer, explorer, and ton of other things during the early 20th century. Gertrude is played by Nicole Kidman and by the looks of the trailer she doesn’t like being told what to do and she likes young men… specifically James Franco. The trailer yields a heavy Lawrence of Arabia vibe and looks unlike any Herzog film I’ve seen (and I’ve seen them all). There’s no exact U.S. release date yet, but I’m sure it’ll be out around Oscar season.